Photo: Pezani Mwayi

This is an evaluation of a three-year project implemented by a Malawian civil society organisation - Centre for Legal Assistance (CELA). It has sought to improve the prison conditions for women, children and vulnerable adults in a number of prisons and police establishments across Malawi. It also comprises legal assistace for poor offenders. The evaluation team consists of Juliet Sibale (team leader), Rex Mapila and Arne Tostensen. The project has been funded by the Norwegian Embassy in Lilongwe. The evaluation assignment involves visit to a considerable number of correctional institutions in all of Malawi's regions where interviews will be conducted with prison officials, police officers prosecuters, magistrates and offenders themselves.